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Brianna Saavedra

Sustainable Baddies

"Giving back to our world one day at a time, improving daily habits that will better impact our earth for today's time & future generations. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,037 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    560
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    32
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    43
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    694
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,102
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    590
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    130
    minutes
    spent learning

Brianna's Actions

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water a day or 270 (1,020 L) gallons of water a month per faucet.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Learn About Renewable Energy

I will spend 20 minutes learning more about renewable energy alternatives (i.e. solar, wind, biomass) in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Engage In Active Listening

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 5 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Visit A Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service or organize car sharing with my neighbors or classmates to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Carry my Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 53
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

LEARN ABOUT TRANS, FEMME, AND NONBINARY EXPERIENCES

I will spend 20 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go For A Daily Walk Outside

I will take a walk outside for 30 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 120 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Core Values

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Brianna Saavedra's avatar
    Brianna Saavedra 4/24/2022 12:09 AM
    END OF THE ECOCHALLENGE :(

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    Brianna Saavedra 4/21/2022 3:21 PM
    ONE DAY LEFFFFTTTT! #sustainablebaddies4firstplace <3 

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    Brianna Saavedra 4/19/2022 5:04 PM
    what are you guys doing for earth day?!

    • Teagan Richards's avatar
      Teagan Richards 4/21/2022 5:21 PM
      realeasing honus into the ocean!! you can sign up on the 808 cleanup site :)
  • Reflection Question
    Water Fix Leaky Faucets
    Fixing leaky faucets is one of the tasks that we can easily put off until later. Good job on completing this action! How will you use the momentum from completing this action to increase your water efficiency in other ways?

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    Brianna Saavedra 4/19/2022 4:13 PM
    Our faucet started leaking recently and we immediately fixed it because it would be such a big waste to let it run, but also, Hawaii is trying to conserve water. Making sure the water is turned off when not in use is important because you can save so much and overall be more sustainable in a water aspect. 

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    Brianna Saavedra 4/19/2022 4:10 PM
    3 more days!!! Push through it, we got it!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Water Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater
    How do you think climate change will affect your region’s water supply? Think about the effects of weather, storms, salinity, and sea level rise, among other changes. How can you find out more about climate change’s impact to your region's water?

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    Brianna Saavedra 4/19/2022 2:07 AM
    Sea level rise and coastal erosion are currently happening in Hawaii and its important to be educated on the matter while living on the island. To find out more use this link !
     https://19january2017snapshot.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-09/documents/climate-change-hi.pdf
  • Reflection Question
    Community LEARN ABOUT TRANS, FEMME, AND NONBINARY EXPERIENCES
    How is equality for trans, femme, and nonbinary people important to a just and sustainable society?

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    Brianna Saavedra 4/18/2022 8:54 PM
    Equality for all is important to a just and sustainable society, as it is a way for us to feel comfortable within our own skin. Equality is such a key factor in life that everyone deserves and rightfully should have. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

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    Brianna Saavedra 4/18/2022 8:49 PM
    Pollution is a big factor that affects human health and it is something that is also big in Hawaii. Air, water, and land pollution can all contribute to human health.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Brianna Saavedra 4/18/2022 8:42 PM
    I prioritize and practice self-care through health actions such as making sure to eat well, exercise, and take breaks throughout my day when needed! 

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    Brianna Saavedra 4/18/2022 8:24 PM
    4 more days!!! #sustainablebaddies